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Nottingham
George Albert was born about 1881, the son of Noah and Eliza Pembleton. Noah died aged 53 in 1908 and Eliza in 1923 aged 63. Noah and Eliza had nine children born alive of whom only six were still living in 1911. Eight children were named on the census between 1891 and 1911; Henry Leonard (Leonard), George Albert, Arthur, William, Mary Stella, Herbert Noah and Harold. Arthur may have died in 1902 aged 19. In 1891 Noah, a framework knitter, and Eliza were living at 39 Eaton Street, St Ann's, with their six children; Leonard (12), George (10), Arthur (8), William (6), Mary Stella (4) and Herbert (1). By 1901 they were living at 46 Lilac Street, St Ann's; only Leonard, George, Arthur, Mary, Herbert and another son born after the previous census, Harold (9), were at home on the night of the census. Arthur probably died the following year at the age of 19. In 1911 George's widowed mother was living at 46 Windermere Road, Beeston, with two of her sons, Herbert Noah, a postman, and Harold, a wood driller. Eliza had been born in Beeston and this may account for her return to the area. George married Eliza Ann Norman (b. 4 November 1881) in 1901. In 1911 they were living at 74 Shrewsbury Road, Sneinton, with their only child, Esther Stella (8). They later lived at 37 Victory Road, Beeston, Nottingham (CWGC). George's widow, Eliza, married Charles Alexander Alcock, a widower, in 1921. Charles' sister, Ellen Seymour Alcock, had married Herbert Noah Pembleton, George's brother, on 14 March 1914. At least three of George's brothers served in the war. Leonard appears to have emigrated to Canada and served with the Canadians; he probably returned to Canada as there is evidence of other members of the family travelling to Canada after the war. Herbert enlisted in December 1915 and served with the Lincolnshire Regiment (202620 Private). He was in France from 29 September 1916 and captured at Lens on 10 June 1917; he was interned and not repatriated until 14 December 1918. Harold also enlisted in December 1915 and served with the Sherwood Foresters (41918 Lance Corporal). He was in France from 15 August 1916 and also survived the war. Both Herbert and Harold married in 1914 and each gave their address as 15 St Paul's Terrace, Hyson Green. Harold's wife, Florence (nee Bradshaw), whom he married on 19 December 1914, gave birth to a daughter, Florence Olive, in 1916 but the child died at 15 St Paul's Terrace on 17 September the same year at the age of 2 months. Florence Olive's father, Harold, had gone to France the previous month, but her uncle, Herbert, was present when she died (he did not leave for France until 10 days later) and registered the death. Harold died in Nottingham on 4 November 1961; probate was awarded to Edith May Roundsfell and Esther Annie Norman, who may have been his married daughters.
In 1901 he was a woodturner and in 1911 he was a wood sawyer.
26 Sep 1917
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He was residing in Beeston when he enlisted.
Private
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was killed in action and his death was presumed on or since 26 September 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
His widow, Eliza, was his sole legatee.
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